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    Officials: Firefighter took down shooter at South Carolina school

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. – A firefighter is being credited with stopping a teen who allegedly shot two children and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday. The unarmed, volunteer firefighter held the suspect at Townville Elementary School until deputies showed up, said Taylor Jones, Anderson County Emergency Services’ deputy director. The firefighter, who hasn’t been named publicly, is said to have 33 years of service, according to KWCH. The suspected shooter is in custody, Jones said. The incident occurred […]

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    World’s oldest man to celebrate Bar Mitzvah at 113

    The world’s oldest man, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, is to celebrate his bar mitzvah 100 years late – at the age of 113. Kristal, who was born in Poland in 1903, began learning Hebrew at the age of 3 and studying the Mishna or Jewish laws at 6. But, he missed out on the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, traditionally marked when a boy turns 13, because of World War I. His daughter, Shulamith Kristal-Kuperstoch, told CNN Kristal’s long-delayed bar mitzvah would be […]

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    Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy

    Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in a study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer. Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy — CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2016 As reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the use of this reproductive technology was intended to […]

  • Passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) traveled with personal effects that tell who they were, what they liked and shopped. Now, strewn on an Eastern European field, these objects are misplaced.

    Investigators: MH 17 shot down by Russian-made missile

    NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia and fired from a village under the control of pro-Russian separatists, a team of international prosecutors said Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, Wilbert Paulissen, the head of the Dutch National Detective Force, said there was conclusive evidence that a missile from the Russian-made Buk 9M38 missile system downed the passenger flight on July […]

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    South Carolina school shooting: 2 children, 1 teacher wounded, officials say

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. – Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, a spokesman for Anderson County Emergency Management told reporters Wednesday afternoon. “Right now we are still developing information. We are still treating patients. One of the children was life-flighted to Greenville Trauma Center,” Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller said. Authorities were called to Townville Elementary School at about 2 p.m. in reference to an “emergency situation,” according to WHNS. […]

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    Pepe the Frog designated a hate symbol by ADL

    Beloved internet meme Pepe the Frog has gone through various incarnations over the years, reflecting a range of emotions. Recent appropriations of him as Adolf Hitler, a Klansman and numerous racist caricatures have earned him a spot in the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols. “Once again, racists and haters have taken a popular Internet meme and twisted it for their own purposes of spreading bigotry and harassing users,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO said in a statement. “These anti-Semites […]

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    Passing drivers stop their cars to rescue 9-year-old from flipped SUV

    TAMPA, Florida – Dozens of strangers, wearing everything from suits to shorts and flip-flops, came together over the weekend to rescue a 9-year-old girl trapped beneath a flipped-over SUV near Tampa, Florida. Images on social media show a congested I-75 highway as passing drivers stopped their vehicles and hopped out to push the truck upright and assist its three occupants. None of the passengers were seriously injured in the crash Saturday. The 9-year-old girl was transported to Tampa General Hospital, along […]

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    2-year-old wanders near highway after dad passes out in vacant building, police say

    Newport, Ore. — A 2-year-old girl was found wandering in a Newport parking lot with her father passed out in a nearby abandoned building, according to police. Officers responded to Southeast Benton Street and East Olive Street at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A young girl was located near the highway, but no parents were found nearby. The girl guided an officer to a vacant commercial building on the 200 block of East Olive Street. She told the officer that it was […]

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    101-year-old veteran gets one last ride on a Harley

    PRESCOTT VALLEY, Az – A big day for an Arizona veteran who is 101 years old. He was taken on a special ride in Prescott Valley. It was called “One Last Ride” and for Ray Weser it was a ride of a lifetime. “I’ll be 102 in December,” Weser said. Weser says he fell in love with Harley-Davidson motorcycles as a young teen when he was working on a Harley. “Harley dripping oil, smoke coming out of everywhere and I fell […]

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    Braggadocious? The key words people looked up during the debate

    As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs, viewers headed to the dictionary to look up headscratching words like “braggadocious.” Here are several key words that spiked in searches on Merriam-Webster’s site during Monday night’s debate ‘She doesn’t have the stamina’ Stamina means “great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time,” according to Merriam-Webster. 📈 Lookups for 'stamina' are still high a few hours after the debate. One of the […]

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    Clinton vs Trump: Who won the first presidential debate?

    Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday — a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign. Clinton, who has seen her dominance of the presidential race fade in the weeks since the Democratic convention, delivered a strong performance in which she demonstrated a command of policy and a sense of humor, smiling through some of Trump’s […]